Sigh, back to the grind tomorrow after such a fun Thanksgiving week and more unpacking and laundry today. We were is Oxnard for Thanksgiving visiting my dad, it’s a lovely area on the beach in Southern California. The high was 80 degrees and our hotel had a pool and hot tub we lounged at for the first part of the day.
Not a bad way to spend Thanksgiving even if the weather didn’t feel Thanksgiving-like. :-)
Then we headed to the marina to finish cooking our food on the boat. I got to use the tiny kitchen on my dad’s boat to cook our dishes while the rest of my family cooked their dishes at his house before bringing them to the boat because the tiny oven could only fit two small dishes.
Lucky for hubby and I, we got to chill on the peaceful boat, listening to music, feed the seagulls, and take in the lovely weather and marina views while the rest of the family dealt with a tornado of chaos trying to cook everything at the house. :-)
I picked up the small Tofurky Vegetarian Roast, Whole Foods vegan mashed potatoes, and vegan gravy that just needed to be heated up in the oven. And those smaller items took up the entire tiny oven.
Pardon the blurry dinner picture, I was serving plates on the boat and asked hubby to grab my camera and snap a pic of mine since my hands were full and it came out awful without using a flash in the low lighting. Sigh, this was the best I could salvage it in Lightroom.
You can kind of make out the Tofurky Roast and mashed potatoes with gravy. And the heaping serving of vegan roasted veggies my sister made. The Tofurky was tasty stuffed with the savory vegan stuffing and packed a hefty 42 grams of protein per servings, whoa! Over half of the average person’s daily need minus the cholesterol. And it was a hit for my nieces too who preferred that over Turkey. It was a hugely filling plate and we enjoyed dining on the outside deck chatting, Thanksgiving on a boat was fun!
Friday morning hubby and I hit the road around 8am to start the long drive home. We picked Friday to avoid traffic and rainy weather that moved into the area Saturday and the drive was beautiful.
So pretty I had fun taking speed videos using Hyperlapse.
We were lucky to not hit any traffic at all on 101 or 5, so black Friday is apparently a great day to take a road trip!
And picked up Thai for a simple dinner since our kitchen was a little empty. Lunch yesterday was also interesting as I was trying to use up what we had for fresh ingredients before loading up at Trader Joe’s. I made a salad out of a chopped bell pepper, carrots, and apples and made a quick blended dressing using raw butternut squash chunks, ginger, tahini, tamari, and apple cider vinegar. It came out looking more like a cheesy veggie dish, but was very good.
Dinner I just made a simple rosemary butternut bean stew since it was chilly and raining.
It’s been a great week, I really enjoyed not being at work and getting a change of scenery. Hopefully I’ll be ready to return to the grind tomorrow morning. :-)